Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard becomes first trans woman at Olympics | Tokyo Olympics News

Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard becomes first trans woman at Olympics | Tokyo Olympics News

TOKYO: Pioneering New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard created history in Tokyo Monday when she became the first openly transgender woman to compete at the Olympic Games. Hubbard is contesting the +87kg category in a groundbreaking move that Olympic chiefs say makes the Games more inclusive but critics fear will undermine women’s sport. She failed with … Read more

Tokyo Olympics: Mary Kom slams IOC Boxing Task Force for ‘poor judging’, says can’t believe I’ve lost | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Olympics: Mary Kom slams IOC Boxing Task Force for 'poor judging', says can't believe I've lost | Tokyo Olympics News

NEW DELHI: Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom on Thursday slammed the International Olympic Committee’s Boxing Task Force for “poor judging” in her flyweight (51kg) pre-quarterfinal at the Tokyo Games which she lost despite winning two of the three rounds. The Task Force is conducting the boxing competition in Tokyo after the International Boxing Association … Read more

Tokyo Olympics: Israelis killed at 1972 Munich Games remembered in opening ceremony | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Olympics: Israelis killed at 1972 Munich Games remembered in opening ceremony | Tokyo Olympics News

TOKYO: Israeli Olympic team members killed by Palestinian gunmen at the 1972 Munich Olympics were remembered during the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony on Friday with a moment of silence, the first time in 49 years this has happened. The families of the 11 victims had long asked the International Olympic Committee to hold a minute’s … Read more

Get, set, Tokyo! It’s show-time for the first ‘TV-only’ Olympics: Realistic Indian medal hopes and more | Tokyo Olympics News

Get, set, Tokyo! It's show-time for the first 'TV-only' Olympics: Realistic Indian medal hopes and more | Tokyo Olympics News

NEW DELHI: The connection is established again. India is rooting for sports. The patriotic flavour wrapped in stories of pain and sacrifice is getting news space. Cricket is on too, but happily occupies the backseat for the moment. The demi-Gods from the sport of bat and ball have thrown their weight behind the country’s Olympic … Read more

Olympics 2021: Tokyo Olympics to go ahead as scheduled, say CDMs | Tokyo Olympics News

Olympics 2021: Tokyo Olympics to go ahead as scheduled, say CDMs | Tokyo Olympics News

NEW DELHI: The postponed Tokyo Olympics 2020 will go ahead as scheduled despite fresh fears from increasing Covid-19 cases among the participating athletes in the Village and Games related officials, reiterated the chef-de-missions (CDMs) of all 206 competing nations in their meeting, where it was also decided to send reduced numbers of contingent members to … Read more

Opening of Tokyo Olympics will be ‘a moment of joy and relief’, says IOC president | Tokyo Olympics News

Opening of Tokyo Olympics will be 'a moment of joy and relief', says IOC president | Tokyo Olympics News

TOKYO: The opening of Tokyo 2020 will be a moment of joy and relief, said the head of the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday. With two days to the official opening of the 32nd Olympic Games, the president of the IOC, Thomas Bach, told reporters that when athletes will enter the stadium on Friday 23rd … Read more

Tokyo Olympics: USA, Team GB take a knee ahead of women’s football openers | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Olympics: USA, Team GB take a knee ahead of women's football openers | Tokyo Olympics News

TOKYO: Players from the United States and Team GB were among those to take a knee ahead of Wednesday’s opening matches in the women’s Olympic football tournament to highlight racial injustice. All 22 players took part in the gesture prior to kick-off between four-time Olympic champions the US and Sweden in Tokyo, an hour after … Read more

Australia’s Brisbane to host 2032 Olympic Games | More sports News

Australia's Brisbane to host 2032 Olympic Games | More sports News

TOKYO: The Australian city of Brisbane will host the 2032 summer Olympics, after the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday approved the recommendation of its executive board. Brisbane, where hundreds of people gathered at the river-side South Bank to watch the IOC session on the big screen erupted in cheering, becomes the third Australian city to … Read more

Tokyo Olympics: Can Indian hockey break the Olympic medal jinx? Everything you need to know | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Olympics: Can Indian hockey break the Olympic medal jinx? Everything you need to know | Tokyo Olympics News

NEW DELHI: The Olympics are here, but for a moment let’s go back to the 1975 World Cup. The trophy had agonisingly slipped out of India’s hands in the edition before this one (1973 – India lost to Netherlands on penalty strokes in the final). Ahead of the final against Pakistan in Kuala Lumpur in … Read more

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